Harare City seek response

HARARE - Following a dent to their resurgence, Harare City coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube says his charges are desperate to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to Nyamhunga Stadium to face ZPC Kariba in a Castle Lager Premiership tie tomorrow.

The Sunshine Boys take on ZPC after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bulawayo City last weekend and Ncube knows a win would be a huge psychological boost in their bid for survival.

City sit 12th on the log table with 25 points while ZPC Kariba have picked up two straight wins in their previous two matches to move to fifth place with 35 points.

“The players were too nervous and put much pressure on themselves. But I think we have learnt from our mistakes and we are looking forward to our clash against ZPC Kariba,” Ncube said.

“We were not convincing offensively or defensively that is something that we have been working on ahead of the Kariba game. The trick is that if you can’t win the game, make sure you don’t lose it and we want to improve when we face Kariba.”

In other matches, FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza insisted they are leaving nothing to chance when they face troubled Black Rhinos at Mandava Stadium tomorrow.

The platinum miners are coming into the match on the back of a hard-fought 0-1 win over Triangle, and are eager to build on that victory as they continue in their bid for a maiden title.

“Everyone knows Black Rhinos have not been doing well since the start of the second season,” Mapeza said.

“And it’s a game that we are taking seriously, you know as coaches we always talk and you are always looking for a start when the points are not coming.”

Black Rhinos are currently experiencing one of their worst runs in the league this year having gone for six straight defeats.

On Wednesday, Chauya Chipembere were handed a painful 2-1 defeat this time at the hands of an inform CAPS United.

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